Scientists to Speak on "Cyberinfrastructure to Feed the World"

Event: "Cyberinfrastructure to Feed the World," presented by Dr. Dan Stanzione and Dr. Matthew Vaughn from the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC).

When: 5:45 p.m., July 5. This event is free and open to the public.

Where: ATandT Executive Education and Conference Center Amphitheater (Room 204), 1900 University Ave.

Background: In this talk, Stanzione and Vaughn will describe The iPlant Collaborative, a large-scale National Science Foundation project focused on bringing high-end computing, data, and software resources to bear on the grand challenges of plant biology. In addition, they will cover the drivers in modern agriculture that boost plant productivity.

Stanzione is the deputy director of the TACC at The University of Texas at Austin. He is a co-principal investigator for iPlant. He received his Ph.D in Computer Engineering from Clemson University. Dr. Matthew Vaughn is a research associate in computational biology at TACC, and has been a long-time participant in the iPlant Collaborative. He received his Ph.D in Biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.